Basecamp Personal

The Personal plan is no longer available as of September 13, 2022. 

Try the new Basecamp plan with per-user pricing.

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Basecamp Personal is the only version of Basecamp 3 you can sign up for right now that's free forever. It is limited to 3 projects20 users, and 1GB of storage space. Basecamp Personal is also more streamlined, so it looks a little different if you're used to the Business plan.

Screenshot of the Home screen with the Basecamp Personal account

Some of the major differences include:

  • No clients
  • No archiving projects
  • No project templates
  • No option to unfollow a project
  • No restoring trashed projects
  • No logo on the Home screen

You can delete a project, but unlike in Basecamp Business, it won't go to the trash — it'll be permanently deleted from the account. We remind you of this before you delete a project, too:

Screenshot of the warning when you delete a project on the Basecamp Personal account (it gets permanently deleted, not trashed)

You can, however, still export your data from a Basecamp Personal account!

Move from Basecamp Business to Basecamp Personal

These instructions are only for paid Basecamp accounts created before September 13, 2022.

Have a Basecamp Business account and want to move to Basecamp Personal? You'll need to export and then delete some of your data to fit on the Basecamp Personal limits (20 users, 3 projects, and 1GB of file storage):

  1. Export your data, if needed. This way you'll have copies of it before you start deleting.
  2. If you use HQ/Teams legacy options, you'll need to convert them into projects:
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  5. Delete all but 3 active projects on your Home page.
  6. Delete all available templates and archived projects.
  7. Remove clients from projects.
  8. Remove all but 20 users.

Once you’ve done that, contact the support team and we'll get you moved over to the free Basecamp Personal plan. ✨

Upgrade from Basecamp Personal to Basecamp Business

Have a legacy Basecamp Personal account and ready to upgrade to a larger Basecamp account? You can do that while you’re logged in!

  1. Go to your Home page
  2. Click "Adminland"
  3. Scroll down and click the "Upgrade to a paid account" option

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❗️Please note that if you are upgrading from a frozen account, you’ll be charged immediately.